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New York Philharmonic Visit Shows Unexpected Effect — North Korean Media Calls for Vigiliance Against Jazz

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American Foreign Policy / Cultural Politics / German / Hip-hop / Music / North Korea / US-North Korea relations

Rodong Sinmun, the main mouthpiece in North Korea, carries an editorial calling for greater vigiliance in the musical realm, with ample reference to how exposure to rock and jazz music helped to speed the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe: Those who were corrupted first by the wind of renovation and reform in the former socialist countries were the young. They led the way to socialism’s collapse. These youths were on the cutting edge, […]